From William A. Carrington CSR (M331): Report of variola cases at General Hospital #26, dated 1/14/1863.

213 Main Street
Richmond, Va., Jany 14th, 1863

Chief Surgeon Mason
                              I have the honour to report that in an inspection of Gen. Hosl No. 26 on Jany 11th, I saw a case of variola which had existed in the person of a nurse of the Hospital for some ten days or two weeks which had not been reported in accordance with instructions Jany 5th 1863, to Surgeon Rice in charge of Howard's Grove Hosl. Surgeon West informed me that there was a difficulty in the diagnosis and when clearly diagnosed he thought he could trust to the isolation of a separate room.

I report this dereliction to you for official action.

Very Respectfully,
    Your Obedient Servant,
        Wm. A. Carrington
            Surgeon & Inspector of Hospitals

Go to top